British North America: Canada Pre Oregon Treaty. Russian America.sduk, 1848 Map
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British North America: Canada Pre Oregon Treaty. Russian America.sduk, 1848 Map:
BRITISH NORTH AMERICA
Antique steel engraved map with outline hand colour (color), 1848
Title of map: 'BRITISH NORTH AMERICA'
The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to show the level of printed detail:
This map was originally published by Baldwin & Cradock in 1834; this date is printed on the map. This edition of the map was printed and published by Charles Knight in 1848. The map shows the border between the United States and British North America (now Canada) as it was before the Oregon Treaty of 1846, and it shows what is now the US state of Alaska as "Russian America" as it was prior to the Alaska purchase of 1867. From the point where the Columbia River meets the 49th parallel, the border between the United States and British North America (now Canada) is shown on the map as following the course of the Course of the Columbia River to the south and west until it reaches the Pacific Ocean. Therefore that part of what is now the US state of Washington to the west of the Columbia River (which includes present-day Seattle-Tacoma) is shown on the map as being part of British North America. The Oregon Treaty of 1846 moved this border to the north, setting the US border with British North America border at the 49th parallel with the exception of Vancouver Island, which was retained in its entirety by the British. The border between Russian America (now Alaska) and British North America (now Canada) is shown to reach the Pacific Ocean further north than its current location; on the map Russian America excludes the island of Revillagigedo Island and adjacent territory, which is now part of Alaska.
DATE PRINTED: This map was originally published by Baldwin & Cradock in 1834; this date is printed on the map. This edition of the map was printed and published by Charles Knight in 1848. See comments above.
IMAGE SIZE: Approx 33.5 x 40.5cm, 13.25 x 16 inches (Large)
PROVENANCE: "Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge", published by Charles Knight, 90 Fleet Street, London, under the superintendance of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
TYPE: Antique steel engraved map with outline hand colour (color)
VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain
CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to useand time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. I offer a no questions asked return policy - see below.
AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions. It is not a modern copy. The term 'original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique. 'Print' means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving, copperplate, wood cut and lithography.
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